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photo: Brides Across America

A Houston-area bridal salon is giving Military and First Responder brides a free wedding dress November 9, thanks to a partnership with Brides Across America. This national, charitable organization helps unite military brides and bridal salons when military brides have not had a formal wedding as a result of deployment. Operation Wedding Gown is a way to honor our troops and veterans and help make dreams come true. First Responder Brides are now included, as well.

Impression Bridal, Houston Galleria
November 9, 11 am – 5 pm
3005 W. Loop South

Brides must pre-register to attend a Free Military/First Responder Bridal gown event. A $40 tax-deductible donation is required when you pre-register, which goes toward the organization. Gowns are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-register online here by selecting the Houston store from the list.

Who is eligible? This free gown applies to couples when one of them was deployed or is currently deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, Bahrain, Libya, Kuwait, Korea, Japan, Africa, Syria, Ukraine and other areas overseas in the last five years and have not had a formal wedding. If you are a first responder bride, you must be an active police officer, fire fighter, EMT, or Paramedic.

Wondering if you qualify for this amazing bridal giveaway? Check out the details on the How to Qualify page here

Brides also must bring proof of military or first responder:

What to bring to the event: Bring driver’s license, military ID, or work ID for verification; Qualifying proof must accompany the bride on the day of the event.

For military brides: a copy of deployment orders for you or your fiancé or an official letter stating name, location and date along with a signature.

For first responder brides: a copy of your certification that matches your valid ID.

Founder Heidi Janson wants to make a difference by giving those in need the help they deserve — 15,000 dresses and counting.